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#1 BuddyCarSeries

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Posted 08 December 2023 - 03:22

I see where Kingsway Cigarettes sponsored some races at Phoenix Park in the 60's, but all I can find is the mention of it and the run down. I would like to find a poster or if they ever sponsored a car. Anybody know if there's something out there?



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#2 Roryswood

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Posted 08 December 2023 - 10:33

Kingsway Trophy Race at Phoenix Park a brand of Wills cigarettes possibly only used in Ireland ,no knowledge of them sponsoring a car in Ireland

#3 Vitesse2

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Posted 08 December 2023 - 10:47

Kingsway Trophy Race at Phoenix Park a brand of Wills cigarettes possibly only used in Ireland ,no knowledge of them sponsoring a car in Ireland

Yes, it was an Irish-only brand. Circumstantially, based on this, it looks like by the late 60s Imperial Tobacco may have switched to a more corporate 'Player-Wills' approach in Ireland rather than promoting individual brands: https://brandnewretr...from-the-1960s/

 

Equally, when did Ireland relax the on-car advertising ban? IIRC it was still down to individual national authorities even after 1968?